Photo shows: The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King and Deputy Commander Defence Force, Captain Shonedell Pinder presenting Police Constable 3845 Britchell Tucker with a Certificate of Commendation, a Commander Defence Force Pin and Challenge Coin, during a visit at Defence Headquarters on Friday August 27, 2021. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman Fredrick Russell)

In keeping with the organization’s strategic intent consistent with the government’s Maritime Security Strategy of strengthening relationships with other local law enforcement agencies as it pertains to the well-being of others, the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King formally commended Police Constables 3845 Britchell Tucker and 3587 Constable Jason Brown of the Royal Bahamas Police Force for their act of bravery, dedication and commitment to duty.   

Constable Tucker, attached to the Police Traffic Division, was involved in a motorcycle accident while performing his duties as an escort during a funeral service for a Defence Force Marine on July 9, 2021. While diverting traffic on Carmichael Road, an unfortunate situation resulted in the officer being ejected from his motorcycle. After sustaining injuries, he was assisted by RBDF personnel on the scene, before being transported to the hospital for further treatment. Constable Brown, who was also assisting with the escort, assured that the procession continued without delay.  

On Friday 27th August 2021, at Defence Headquarters, Commodore King presented the Police Officers with Commendation Certificates, Commander Defence Force Pins and Challenge Coins, as a gesture of goodwill for their continued unselfish services as law enforcement officers. Also in attendance was the Deputy Commander Defence Force, Captain Shonedell Pinder. 

Constable Tucker expressed his gratitude and thankfulness to the Officers and Marines who aided in his unfortunate accident and noted that as a result of their actions, he is now on his way to making a full recovery. Constable Brown also thanked Commodore King for the kind gesture, as he performs his duties.   

The Defence Force’s partnership with the Police Force, as well as with other law enforcement agencies, is in keeping with the Commander Defence Force’s intent and The Bahamas Government’s overall strategic agenda to enhance multi-agency security cooperation. 

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